US official Nisha Desai meets PM Hasina, three envoys

Dhaka : Visiting U.S . Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Nisha Desai Biswal today held discussions with the envoys of Canada, UK and Australia on the present security situation in Bangladesh following the Dhaka cafe terror attack.

Biswal met Canadian High Commissioner Benoît-Pierre Laramee, acting British High Commissioner Mark Clayton and acting Australian High Commissioner Sally-Anne Vincent at US Ambassador Marcia Bernicat’s residence in Gulshan around 8:30 a.m., reports the Daily Star.

Later, she also visited the Holey Artisan Bakery where militants killed 22 people, including 17 foreigners and paid tributes.

Biswal will also hold a meeting at the Prime Minister’s Office to meet with Major General (retd) Tariq Ahmed Siddique, Security Adviser to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Dr Gowher Rizvi, PM’s International Affairs adviser.

She is also expected to call on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the evening and meet Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan.

Biswal arrived in Dhaka yesterday on a two-day visit to Bangladesh.

On Tuesday, she will leave for Colombo to meet senior government officials and political leaders to discuss bilateral economic cooperation as well as democratic governance and reconciliation. (ANI)